In ‘Django Unchained
,’ director Quentin Tarrantino took a gamble on transforming the atrocities of American slavery into comedic, action-packed entertainment and in similar fashion a company has gotten the bright idea that turning slaves into dolls would be also marketable.
Last fall, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA), in tandem with the Weinstein Company, announced a full line of consumer products based on characters from the movie. First up are pose-able eight-inch action figures with tailored clothing, weaponry, and accessories in the likeness of characters played by Foxx, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Remar and Christoph Waltz.
A press release announcing the deal stated that the line was similar to the retro toy lines that helped define the licensed action-figure market in the 1970s and that the collection will include a full apparel and accessories line. At the time of the announcement, NECA president Joel Weinshanker said the company was “very excited to bring the stellar cast of Django to life and honored to be working with another Tarantino masterpiece.” (source)
Spike Lee tried to tell y’all… but you wouldn’t listen!
[FLASHBACK: Spike Lee & Tavis Smiley Speak Out Against 'Django Unchained' (VIDEO)]
Now enter Al Sharpton and the National Action Network… *sigh*
Details + more photos of the ‘Django’ slave dolls below… Continue Reading…
Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee is not one for holding his tongue…. just ask Tyler Perry! [READ: Word to the Wise. Don't Ask Spike Lee About Tyler Perry... ] Prior to the release of Django Unchained, Lee gave his word to Django’s lead character, Jamie Foxx, that he wouldn’t go in on the flick. [READ: "Django Unchained" Review + Atlanta Celebs Attend Pre-Screening... (PHOTOS)] Foxx even spoke of their conversation in a recent interview, stating:
“You know Spike, he’ll let you have it whether it’s good, bad or ugly. And he said, ‘I’m not going to say anything bad about this film. It looks like y’all are getting it.’”
Well… scratch all that! Spike apparently feels some kinda way about the film now and is now calling Quentin Tarantino’s latest creation, “disrespectful”. Details below… Continue Reading…
Kandi Burruss of The Real Housewives of Atlanta hit up the pre-screening of “Django Unchained” with her boo Todd Tucker last night (December 18, 2012).
One thing’s for sure, no one is questioning the status of Kandi’s relationship! The two held hands and look quite cozy as they took in the highly anticipated new flick.
Django Unchained is a western written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. Others spotted at the pre-screening included Love & Hip Hop Atlanta‘s Stevie J & Joseline Hernandez, Braxton sisters Trina & Towanda, Funky Dineva, Fonzworth Bentley, radio personalities Egypt Sherrod, Ryan Cameron & Art Terrell and More. Check out photos from “movie night” in the A + a few official trailers for ‘Django Unchained’ below… Continue Reading…